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Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.  
 
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.  
  
Companies by County:
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Companies by County:  
  
*Company A - many men from Calhoun County
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*Company A - many men from Calhoun County  
*Company B - many men from Shelby County
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*Company B - many men from Shelby County  
*Company C - many men from Greene County
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*Company C - many men from Greene County  
*Company D - many men from Tuscaloosa County
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*Company D - many men from Tuscaloosa County  
*Company E - many men from Butler County
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*Company E - many men from Butler County  
*Company F - many men from Montogmery County
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*Company F - many men from Montogmery County  
*Company G - many men from Coosa County
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*Company G - many men from Coosa County  
*Company H - many men from Monroe County
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*Company H - many men from Monroe County  
*Company I - many men from Montgomery County and Dallas County
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*Company I - many men from Montgomery County and Dallas County  
 
*Company J - many men from Montgomery County
 
*Company J - many men from Montgomery County
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The list of companies with their counties is found on the [http://www.civilwar.n2genealogy.com/units/csa-al/al_cav_02_reg.html n2geneology.com ]web site.
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===

Revision as of 17:27, 6 September 2011

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Brief History

2nd Cavalry Regiment was organized during May, 1862, at Montgomery, Alabama. Its companies were from the counties of Calhoun, Shelby, Greene, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Butler, Coosa, Monroe, and Dallas. It surrendered at Forsyth, Georgia, in May, 1865, with about 450 officers and men.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Companies by County:

  • Company A - many men from Calhoun County
  • Company B - many men from Shelby County
  • Company C - many men from Greene County
  • Company D - many men from Tuscaloosa County
  • Company E - many men from Butler County
  • Company F - many men from Montogmery County
  • Company G - many men from Coosa County
  • Company H - many men from Monroe County
  • Company I - many men from Montgomery County and Dallas County
  • Company J - many men from Montgomery County

The list of companies with their counties is found on the n2geneology.com web site.

Other Sources

National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).